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by Liza Shashenkova - July 11, 2024
For Personal and Executive Assistants with high-flying ambitions, Sun’s memoir is an essential read! It offers invaluable insight into the realities of working at the top echelons of finance and is a vivid portrayal of the high-stake world ambitious candidates might find themselves in, replete with its glamour and its pitfalls.
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by Claire Gray - July 08, 2024
2024 is a good year for graduates looking to start their career and the outlook remains positive. Post the July election should also promote hiring as companies move forward with a firmer outlook on the economy. This will mean companies need to remain quick to snap up the talent and graduates need to make sure they are ready and fully aware of market opportunities and how best to prepare.
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by Intern - June 28, 2024
My week here at Bain and Gray has been so amazing and have made me appreciate and approach the recruiting world with a different mindset and to appreciate how much time and dedication it takes to connect and get to know their clients and help them find the right job for them.
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by Intern - June 28, 2024
My time at Bain and Gray was fantastic I thoroughly enjoyed getting a feel of what it is like to work in recruitment. The team have been so lovely from the get go. I just want to thank Bain and Gray for the opportunity.
Recruitment
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by Tray Durrant - June 20, 2024
Towards the end of 2023 the business transitioned from private ownership to an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT). This means that over the course of the next few years we are building a legacy company that we plan to grow and develop even further alongside empowering our employees to get involved, over time, in all aspects of running the business.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - June 17, 2024
In this stagnant climate, companies in London are looking for creative and affordable ways to boost team morale with the ever-so-popular summer party. A common misconception is that summer parties have to break the bank but we have come up with some fantastic and budget-friendly ideas for company summer parties.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - June 13, 2024
When it comes to asking for a promotion, you have to get to the point where your boss or company does not want to let you go because you are invaluable. Aside from consistently enhancing your skills and knowing everything there is to know about your immediate workplace and manager(s), we have put together a comprehensive guide to help you achieve that well-deserved promotion.
Recruitment
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by Claire Gray - June 13, 2024
Are you considering your next career move and unsure about the salary you should aim for? We are here to help you negotiate a new salary that is both realistic and achievable, ensuring you get what you want and deserve.
Book Review
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by Liza Shashenkova - May 17, 2024
Welcome to Mental Health Week! If you have been particularly active on LinkedIn this week, you will have noticed a tidal wave of content dedicated to raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health. This week encourages open conversations around the struggle that comes with poor emotional wellbeing and calls for sustainable effort to prioritise mental health support and create compassionate communities.
Charity
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by Guest - May 09, 2024
In 2017, David Shutts OBE was faced with a dilemma. Despite several decades of a successful career in the Royal Navy and later as a regional business director, he suddenly found himself completely isolated from the world of work. And why? Because he had been diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer.
Recruitment
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by Neve - April 25, 2024
In celebration of National Administrative Professional Week, we are pleased to introduce our very own Consultant Resourcer, Neve who will talk us through her day-to-day and what it takes to be a success in this role. The essential bridge between candidates and clients, resourcers play a pivotal role in identifying and attracting top-tier talent to fulfill a diverse spectrum of organisational needs.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - April 18, 2024
The landscape of recruitment has been continuously evolving, driven by technological advancements, shifting demographics, and changing market dynamics. When climbing the career ladder, it is crucial to look ahead and anticipate how specific trends will shape the recruitment process in the UK.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - April 16, 2024
Asset Management involves managing investments on behalf of a client to reach specific financial objectives. Typically such a firm will manage a portfolio of securities including stocks, bonds, and other assets with the aim of increasing their value whilst mitigating risk based on the client’s risk appetite.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - April 04, 2024
Chief of Staff (CoS) roles can come via the high-level Executive Assistant (EA) positions or from roles where the skills are directly transferable. Key skills would include; project management, written skills, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to execute work expediently. The specific responsibilities can differ from one organisation to another. Chiefs of Staff serve as key advisors to the CEO or the Board, managing crucial projects for their executives or/and the entire business.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - March 29, 2024
Spring brings a breath of fresh air! After months of gloomy days and soggy afternoons taking a toll on our spirits, it's time for a revival. With longer days and temperatures climbing to 12 – 14 degrees next week, let's seize the opportunity to explore the best of London.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - March 25, 2024
A Family Office is a private wealth management advisory that serves high-net-worth individuals and their families. Family Offices can be structured in different ways. You can have a Single-Family Office that serves only one wealthy family or a Multi-Family Office that caters to multiple families.
Recruitment
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by Julia - March 22, 2024
Quest professional and Bain and Gray have always had a strong relationship and my colleague, Hetty and I have had the pleasure of being involved with the 2024 graduates over the past month.
Recruitment
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by Liza Shashenkova - March 14, 2024
Executive Assistants (EAs) typically work with executive leaders within an organisation, board level and director level, handling all the executive’s administrative needs including scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and replying to correspondence as necessary.
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